06-16-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #51


Title
Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update 2008-2009

Discussion

The District is required to submit a Florida Educational Equity Act Update for 2008-2009 in compliance with the Florida Educational Equity Act, Section 1000.05, F.S. (formerly Section 228.2001, F.S.), Florida Statutes and Chapter 6A-19, Rules 1-10, Florida Administrative Code.

For 2008-2009, school districts were required to continue to focus on  enrollment in 8th grade Algebra I, Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment (DE), Honors, and other level 3 courses and to analyze its staff employment equity in specific areas and report the data by race/ethnicity and gender.  In addition, data will be analyzed for participation in AP, DE, Honors and level 3 courses by race overall and specifically for Black and Hispanic males.

A draft of the Brevard Equity Act Update 2008-2009 is currently being reviewed by the Department of Education, Office of Equal Educational Opportunity.  The draft is attached and the final document will be added prior to the July 14, 2009 Board meeting.  The document as approved by the School Board is due to the Department of Education,  Office of Equal Educational Opportunity by July 31, 2009.



Recommendation
Approve the 2008-2009 Florida Educational Equity Act Update.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 6/16/2009
Consent after Information7/14/2009

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Beth Thedy, Middle School Programs Director, ext. 583
Brenda Blackburn, Associate Superintendent, ext. 300




Attachment:  DRAFT 2008-2009 Equity Update 05 27 09.pdf